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post #1 of 7 Old 06-19-2012, 06:00 PM Thread Starter
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Dyno & Power Commander

I need your help. I'm looking for a shop that can run my bike on a dyno and tune my Power Commander properly. The map that it came with was overly rich. The bike runs very well with it except that it gets less than optimal fuel mileage. I worked with a buddy that had a gas bench and we really came close to having the mileage back where it should be, Hehas since moved to North Carolina and there is still a bit more to do.

If anyone knows a shop or individual somewhere in upstate NY that can help can you let me know? I'm more than happy to pay for the help and I would expect no less.

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post #2 of 7 Old 06-19-2012, 07:12 PM
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maybe...

I believe Pioneer Motorsports in Chaffee, NY has the ability and techs to tune your bike. Try 716-537-5618.

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Red face On another note...

I hit a deer on Rt. 87 in North Central PA on Sunday and went down on freshly laid tar and chip. Like sliding along on a big rasp! Bike is rideable but will probably be a write off due to year and repair costs. Met a nice State Trooper and EMT and doctors and nurses, got cleaned up, sutured, bandaged and fed at Memorial Hospital in Towanda, PA. Going through the insurance company dance now and so far Progressive is good to work with. Hope to keep the bike and do the repairs myself.

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I believe Pioneer Motorsports in Chaffee, NY has the ability and techs to tune your bike. Try 716-537-5618.
Thanks for the lead! I will give them a call.

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I hit a deer on Rt. 87 in North Central PA on Sunday and went down on freshly laid tar and chip. Like sliding along on a big rasp! Bike is rideable but will probably be a write off due to year and repair costs. Met a nice State Trooper and EMT and doctors and nurses, got cleaned up, sutured, bandaged and fed at Memorial Hospital in Towanda, PA. Going through the insurance company dance now and so far Progressive is good to work with. Hope to keep the bike and do the repairs myself.
Glad you're ok. That sounds like it could have been much worse!

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Thumbs up Un huh...

Yep, feels like I've been pulled through a knothole and I'm missing a couple little chunks of meat. If I wasn't all chewed up I could've ridden the bike home with a vise-grip for footpeg.

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well...

I talked to the service manager at Pioneer. He pretty much talked me out of putting the bike on a dyno, for now anyway. He said a few things that made sense and make me want to wait a bit before I spend the $300 or so to have the bike put on a dyno. He also said that they have guys there that are excellent tuners but that they do not have a dyno. He does know at least two people that do have them however.

Here is what he told me that made me change my mind, at least for now.

- Plugs - if they're good and chocolate brown, you have no issues there
- Mileage - remove the stock exhaust, lose 5mpg average. That's about where I am as when I ride it hard I'm only about 4-5mpg off stock on average.
- Dyno - may find lean areas causing the map to change and I may end up losing more mileage
- HP - at the end of the day, if the map in the PC is allowing the bike to run right, you will probably not feel a difference after a dyno & tune

I really like that service manager. He's the sort that will give it to you straight and isn't interested in just taking your money. He could have easily said, come on down and we'll take a look (and your money) and never told me that I had a good chance of seeing & feeling no difference. He didn't do that so he's ok in my book.

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